What a fantastic first week of fall it has been. Last weekend we went apple picking, so baking with apples is fresh on the mind. We started off with an easy favorite … apple crisp! I used this recipe from Joy the Baker with a few changes. First I doubled the recipe to fit a 9×12 pan and used an almond flour/oatmeal blend for the topping. I also used brown sugar and honey for sweeteners and coconut oil to replace some of the butter.

APPLE CRISP / with spiced almond flour topping


6-8 apples peeled, cored and sliced

3 T brown sugar

3 T. honey

2 t. chinese five spice powder (or a blend of your favorite fall spices)


1 -1/2 c. almond flour

1-1/2 c. oats

3/4 c. brown sugar

1 t. chinese five spice powder

1/2 t. salt

6 T. butter, chopped

1/2 c. coconut oil


Preheat oven to 350.

Add apples and other filling ingredients to a 9×12 glass pan. In a medium mixing bowl stir together the almond flour, oats, sugar, spice, and salt. Use your fingers to combine chopped butter with the flour /oat mixture (or melt the butter  and stir in).Mix in the coconut oil with flour/oat mixture. Spread the topping over the apples and bake for approx. 40 min.